United States Greatest Fear in Battle of Ramadi: Use of Shi’ite Militias has Dwindling Hope

Sunni people flee the violence in the city of Ramadi, May 15, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer

Event: The battle of Ramadi was on Sunday 17 May, 2015 marked by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) reportedly seizing the capital of Iraqi’s largest province in the worst bloodbath ever the ISIS plagued country has encountered this year.

Intelligence gathered showed that the United States generals have been downplaying the extent of the calamity since its onset that they did not fully participate in it.

One of the options that the United States is left with is the use of the Iranian backed Shi’ite militias to retake Ramadi and so defeat the Islamic State.

Situation of Ramadi:

The ISIS victory in the battle of Ramadi shows the insurgents looming control of the Iraqi as a full Islamic State.

Islamic State bloodbath of Sunday sent tens of thousands of Iraqis fleeing Ramadi. Government forces also abandoned the city.

United States officials said that the battle of Ramadi was as good as over, designating their surrender in a war that they plunged in to help salvage the country from the Islamic State insurgency.

The battle of Ramadi, the capital of Al Anbar province, which happens to be the largest governorate in Iraqi, began in October 2014 with the ISIS bid to capture the whole of Anbar and declare Iraqi an Islamic State.

It drew to a close as ISIS insurgents seized hold of government buildings in 14 May 2015 and on 17 May, it was reported that the Iraqi Army and Special Forces fled the city, as thousands of ISIS fighters closed in on them. Iraqi forces had suffered losses in numbers since the onset of the battle and so could not match the thousands in numbers of the insurgents.

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Now, however, the United States has realized that its policy of rebuilding the Iraqi army and aiding it with US air power is in ruins if nothing is done hurriedly.

United States Other Options in re-capturing Ramadi:

It is false generalization the United States has a slim chance in aiding the Iraqi government win the battle of Ramadi.

According to intelligence gathered, the United States generals downplayed the extent of the calamity and so did not give it the seriousness it deserved.

The United States can bank on its global military superiority to back Iraqi troops to defeat ISIS.

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